Obstacle courses force intrepid athletes to think on their feet as they encounter such impediments as tire fields and riddle-slinging bridge trolls. Stay agile with this Groupon.
$35 for Shape Magazine's Diva Dash Entry on Saturday, July 28 at Boulder Reservoir ($70 Value)
The Boulder Diva Dash stretches across a three-mile course at Boulder Reservoir, challenging women older than 12 with strength-, speed-, and agility-testing terrains and obstacles. The day before the race, ladies pick up their packets at the Millennium Hotel on July 25–26 from 3–7 p.m.
The race begins at 8:30 a.m., with 13 starting waves leaving every 15 minutes, and the after party lasts from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There, contestants enjoy music, sponsor prizes, dancing, drinks, and a swag bag that includes a cotton T-shirt, drawstring pack, and a participant photo. Contestants are also eligible to win a trip to Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort in Puerto Rico. This year's dash benefits three organizations, the Women's Wilderness Institute, Smart-Girl, and Delta Sigma Theta.
Shape Magazine's Diva Dash
The Diva Dash tests the mettle of ladies ages 12 to infinity with a 3-mile extreme obstacle course. Water, ropes, and mazes pepper the arena, which tests a diva’s balance, strength, and ability to recite the Iliad in pig Latin. Winners receive prizes, and an after party treats everyone to drinks and giveaways. The Diva Dash currently runs in four cities: San Diego, Boulder, Austin, and Boston. Each race supports local charities and organizations, ranging from The Women's Wilderness Institute to Voices for Children. To help contestants reach peak condition by race time, Shape magazine outlines free training programs.
Urban Assault Ride
The Urban Assault Ride challenges cyclists to speed from obstacle course to obstacle course across their city during eco-friendly scavenger hunts that benefit local charities. Teams draft a road map to try to thwart the competition and be the first to complete the race, pausing at a series of checkpoints, where they must surmount such active roadblocks as slip 'n' slides, bike jousting, and reciting the Iliad in Pig Latin. The first team to conquer each challenge and cross the finish line is declared the victor, but all participants celebrate their efforts at a lively after-party stocked with snacks, beer, nonalcoholic drinks, and prizes.